Well being officers in Punjab, who’re already coping with the coronavirus pandemic, should now additionally fight a dengue outbreak, as within the final 24 hours 92 instances of the mosquito-borne illness had been reported within the province.
Imran Sikander, secretary of the first and secondary healthcare division within the province, has suggested individuals to take particular care to take care of cleanliness of their houses, particularly through the ongoing monsoon season because the dengue mosquito breeds in water.
Within the final 24 hours, 92 instances of the mosquito-borne viral an infection have been reported in Punjab, of which 64 had been confirmed in Lahore alone.
Whereas up to now, this yr, 828 instances of dengue fever have been confirmed within the province, of which 687 had been recorded in Lahore.
Nonetheless, no deaths have been reported this yr, until now, from dengue.
Moreover, as per the first and secondary healthcare division, 58 sufferers of the illness are hospitalised within the province, principally in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
In an effort to fight the viral an infection, well being groups are shifting door-to-door to search for the dengue larvae in residential and industrial areas. Within the final 24 hours, 322,036 indoors locations and 68,839 outdoor locations have been inspected.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral an infection, present in tropical climates and is transmitted to people by the bites of contaminated feminine mosquitoes.
As per the World Well being Group, the worldwide incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in current many years and about half of the world’s inhabitants is now in danger.
As soon as contaminated, dengue results in excessive fever, muscle and joint pains, nausea and vomiting.